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Agenda for FOGL Meeting January 24, 2017

Room opens for socializing and conversation at 6:45 PM

  • Introductions
  • Review of projects* recommended to Parks Department in 2016 for Green Lake Park
  • Prioritizing projects for FOGL’s action in 2017
  • Conversations on current Green Lake concerns: Parks District budget, Community Center plans and Evans Pool updates, etc.
  • Treasurer’s Report and Webmasters Report
  • We need a President, Vice-President, and Treasurer
  • Adjourn

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Next FOGL meeting will be April 25th. (We are meeting quarterly, or as needed, in 2017.)

Thanks to the Hearthstone for hosting our meeting.

Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) is a non-profit group in Seattle, Washington, whose mission is to ensure a healthy Green Lake for wildlife and recreation, for today and tomorrow.

Lake Report 12/12/16

Secchi Depth: 4.2 m / 13.8 ft
Water Temp: 5.0 C / 42.1 F

The lake remains ~6 inches above desired winter levels. Parks is checking the function of the Meridian Outlet to determine the cause.

Minutes for November 22, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 22 Nov 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGaret MungerBrian DeLucaGayle GarmanEllen HewittKaren SchurrDon DeibertMickey SchurrGene Williams

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Richard:

  • Summarized the current Herrara Inc report (Rob Zisette work) which documents the results of the most recent Spring 2016 alum treatment.
  • Richard presented photos of the new Densmore Drain during recent heavy outflows, including light accumulation of leaves in the output grids.
  • Discussed installing new anchors for the crew/canoe race lane cables.

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Agenda for FOGL Meeting November 22, 2016

Room opens for socializing and conversation at 6:45 PM

  • Introductions
  • Karen Schurr
    • Election of Officers
  • Richard Fleming
    • To-Do List for Green Lake Park Revisited*
  • Richard Fleming
    • The Future of FOGL
  • Ellen Hewitt
    • Webmaster’s Report
  • Gayle Garman
    • Treasurer’s Report
  • Next Meeting – January 24, 2017.
  • Adjourn

(The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf )

Thanks to the Hearthstone for hosting our meeting.

Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) is a non-profit group in Seattle, Washington, whose mission is to ensure a healthy Green Lake for wildlife and recreation, for today and tomorrow.

FOGL Meeting October 25, 2016 Is Cancelled

The Friends of Green Lake is canceling its meeting scheduled for Tuesday October 25th.

The election of FOGL officers has been postponed to the November meeting. All officers are up for reelection: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. We need some fresh candidates to determine the activities that FOGL should be conducting and to carry on good stewardship for Green Lake. Please contact Friends of Green Lake if you are interested in becoming an officer.

FOGL’s November meeting will be on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. in the Hearthstone Board Room. There will be a report on the new Densmore Drain structure (in the lake near the wading pool), the summer’s water levels, and discussion of FOGL’s Green Lake Park To-do List that was submitted to the Parks Department.

See you then!

As always, thanks to the Hearthstone for hosting our meetings.

Agenda for FOGL Meeting September 27, 2016

Room opens for socializing and conversation at 6:45 PM

  • Introductions
  • Rachael Gravon
    • Cyanobacteria at Green lake and other Lowland  King County Lakes, presence and management
  • Richard Fleming
    • Green Lake To Do List
    • Densmore Inlet Refit
    • Nominations for Officers – October Elections
  • Ellen Hewitt
    • Webmaster’s Report
  • Gayle Garman
    • Treasurer’s Report
  • Next Meeting – October 25, 2016. –  Elect New Officers
  • Adjourn

Thanks to the Hearthstone for hosting our meeting.

Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) is a non-profit group in Seattle, Washington, whose mission is to ensure a healthy Green Lake for wildlife and recreation, for today and tomorrow.

Thanks for Helping Us Make the New Green Lake To Do List!

At the Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) meeting on January 26, 2016, FOGL was joined by several staff from the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation (SDPR). We had a long and productive discussion about Green Lake Park and its various assets, issues and problems. At the conclusion of the meeting it was suggested by SDPR that FOGL prepare a list of items we felt should be addressed in the Park.

Alder tree growing between blocks of the shoreline wall on east shoreline.

We discussed this topic at the next two FOGL meetings, after suggesting that member bring a list of items needing attention. At the May meeting we went through the suggested items and possible solutions/actions. At the June meeting a draft of the “To Do” List was presented and subjected to an extensive discussion. The July 20th document is the product of all of this activity.

Very high steps at West Beach

The To Do List identifies issues or problems, provides location information if appropriate, and suggests possible corrective measures. Where possible, one or two photographs are included to illustrate the issue/problem, as shown above. The list was kept to less than 20 issues that we felt could reasonably be done in the near future. We did not prioritize the items.

FOGL hopes that the “To Do” List will stimulate discussions about the needs of Green Lake Park and we hope to participate in these discussions. We hope other Park users will join in these discussions.

Minutes for June 28, 2016 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday 28 Jun 16, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingKaren SchurrGayle GarmanGaret MungerEllen HewittBrian DeLucaMarcia Norman

Introductions and initial comments by Richard, then first order of business:

Richard provided on the display screen:

  • an aerial photo of the park area, to show the treatment pattern of the alum delivery barge.
  • photos of a persistent, illicit, illegal campground established on Green Lake Park grounds.

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Agenda for FOGL Meeting June 28, 2016

Room opens for socializing and conversation at 6:45 PM

  • Introductions
  • Richard Fleming
    • Recent Activities at Green Lake
  • Richard Fleming
      Finalize the Draft Green Lake TO DO List.
    • Who do we send it to?
    • Post on Web?
    • Present at Green Lake Community Council.
    • Attachments.
  • Ellen Hewitt
    • Webmaster’s Report
  • Gayle Garman
    • Treasurer’s Report
  • Next Meeting – September 27, 2016. Establish Nominating Committee for elections in October
  • Adjourn

Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) is a non-profit group in Seattle, Washington, whose mission is to ensure a healthy Green Lake for wildlife and recreation, for today and tomorrow.

Agenda for FOGL Meeting May 24, 2016

Room opens for socializing and conversation at 6:45 PM

  • Introductions
  • Richard Fleming
    • Recent Activities at Green Lake
  • Richard Fleming
    • Draft Green Lake TO DO List.
    • At the last meeting a wish list of things that need to be done at Green Lake Park was compiled. This Tuesday evening the list will be reviewed, discussed, and new suggestions added. The list may also be prioritized. When complete, the list will be presented to the Seattle Parks Department for consideration and action.
  • Ellen Hewitt
    • Webmaster’s Report
  • Gayle Garman
    • Treasurer’s Report
  • Next Meeting – June 28, 2016
  • Adjourn

Friends of Green Lake (FOGL) is a non-profit group in Seattle, Washington, whose mission is to ensure a healthy Green Lake for wildlife and recreation, for today and tomorrow.

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